Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb magnify

3 senses of magnify

Sense 1
magnify, amplify -- (increase in size, volume or significance; "Her terror was magnified in her mind")
       => enlarge -- (become larger or bigger)

Sense 2
overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify -- (to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery")
       => misinform, mislead -- (give false or misleading information to)

Sense 3
blow up, enlarge, magnify -- (make large; "blow up an image")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

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